Skip to comments.The Slaves of New Orleans
Posted on 10/01/2005 12:07:06 PM PDT by XR7
Slavery has been a part of mans history since the beginning of recorded time. The pharaohs of Egypt used hundreds of thousands of African slaves to build the pyramids. The Romans used slaves from all over their empire to build their magnificent structures. The ancient Greeks used slaves to build the Parthenon and other palaces and temples. The Great Wall of China was built by Chinese slaves.
When the Americas were discovered, slavery migrated with the people to the new world and was accepted like all the rest of the old world traditions. This acceptance lasted even through the drafting of the Declaration of Independence where we find, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
It took Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Party, and a Civil War with hundreds of thousands of Americans dying to formally break the shackles of slavery in the United States. However, the slavery advocating Democrat Party has not surrendered the concept of slavery. When Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army to Ulysses S. Grant the war was not over for the Democrats.
Today, the leaders of the Democrat Party realize that the majority of individuals put their physical well being ahead of anything else. These socialist have looked back into history to see how to continue slavery in America, and in todays America all the slaves are not all black.
Karl Marx showed Vladimir Lenin and Adolph Hitler, that the people will sell their freedom to anyone that promised to take care of them. In the United States Karl Marxs ideas took hold in the 1930s with FDR and the new socialist Democrats. The Democrat Party has been constantly telling the masses they are not able to achieve personal security on their own without the government to help them.
So now we have returned once again to slavery in the United States. The new Democrat socialist power figures have learned their lessons well. It is not a slavery using physical whips and chains, but rather slavery using the individual's own mind to control him.
The national disgrace of the City of New Orleans only spot lights the problem. The Federal government spent uncounted millions of dollars providing for food, clothing and shelter for thousands of individuals that were very willing to let the government take of them. When a natural disaster struck these individuals had no idea where to go, or what to do. The ability to be independent and think for one self has been bred out of modern day slaves.
Louisiana and New Orleans government was made up of politicians that were elected on their campaign promises of social equality. The leadership capabilities of the elected individuals were never even considered. The net effect was that the population was left to take care of themselves without any resources.
Individuals that still retained the ability to think for themselves said, to hell with local government leaders and got out by whatever means possible. One enterprising young man commandeered an unused school bus and drove his neighbors to safety without local government permission or help.
Now leaders of the Democrat Socialist Party are trying to blame President Bush and his administration for their incompetents. All of the party slave holders are scrambling to find ways to cast the blame on someone else for their bungling.
Even when the facts are exposed to the light of day, modern day slaves still have a great deal of problems accepting that they must take responsibly for their own well being. If you are not on top of the Democrat Socialist pyramid you will always be a slave.
Been sayin this, for the *longest* time.
African-American man from New Orleans presented to the office this week -- and I'm quite a distance away from NO. Said that the African-Americans believed Katrina stood for "Cleansing" from God because of the total corruption of NO. Rita stood for "Rinsing".
Said that the reason many African-Americans didn't want to leave NO was to protect what little they owned. They knew that the New Orleans POLICE would come in and loot what they had. They feared the corrupt police.
I believe him.
Mr. Sydney Wallace puts the matter very succinctly. I hope he isn't tarred and feathered for it.
Regardless of your skin color.......
God Help us if the Democrats ever get total control of the country...
I wish the GOP would grow some Nuts and start attacking.
The republican party was formed to keep slavery from spreading out west. The republican party fought and died to end slavery. The democrat party fought, died and undermined all efforts to end slavery and apartheid.
Sounds good, but.... I wonder if it isn't just after the fact BS.
Those who ended up in the Superdome ultimately didn't stay behind to protect their goods (as many vietnamese in the area did).
Also, although the NO police might be pretty bad, do you really think that those who lived there more feared the police as thieves than their neighbor down the street?
It's hard to distinguish between who stayed behind to protect their property and who stayed behind to loot.
Uh Oh! Don't let some Rebel Freepers see that, they think the Republican Party was formed to invade the South.
Most have been cared for all their lives. The difference is slaves worked for their care; such as it was. But when given their freedom didn't know what to do or where to go, having been told what to do all their lives.
Most of these people have been paid to do nothing all their lives and have learned how the game the socialist system which, they learned, pays them a lot more money to have children and not be married.
The real scandal in this country is "we've" allowed this to continue, unchallenged for 60+ years, same as we continue to allow environmentalists to control our lives each and ever day.
Did anyone see Anderson Cooper last night? He showed a compilation of stories from the past month; a lot of it in the 9th ward. I'm not a CNN fan, but Anderson did some fine, sensitive, reporting during this crisis...
One of the stories was a wonderful old woman (probably in her 60's) who is blind and has a seeing-eye-dog... she was living in a house that had lost the roof and waiting until someone came to rescue her -- with her dog... this woman was very religious and would walk around singing Christian songs to her dog in this most melodic voice.
Well, CNN found out about her and Anderson was there when the police came to rescue her. HER -- not her dog! They told her she had to leave her dog and she stood face to face with these unseeing eyes and informed them she was staying put because she was blind and her dog was her eyes and her life... they still refused...
I guess some negotiations went on behind the scenes because finally they relented and said she could take the dog (I only hope wherever she ended up they allowed her to keep the dog)....Anderson wanted to help her pack some belongings and she didn't even have one bag to put anything in to take with her... she just cheerfully said she'd carry a couple of dresses with her and this was God's plan for her. She'd lived in NOLA all her life and he was telling her it was time for a new adventure and as long as she had her dog she would be okay... I was in tears at the end and you could tell Anderson was really choked up just re-relating the story.
My question is are these cops so crooked, so unfeeling that they would even make an old lady leave her seeing-eye dog behind?
What I don't understand is the educated blacks who work to keep their own people down.
Yesterday FOX reported Los Angeles, Detroit and Baltimore are all planning to lower THEIR standards as well to get more minority officers.
Medieval serfs never paid more than 10% of their earnings to their masters..
What do you pay in taxes?.. all told..
Yeah, best be careful there... Last tie I checked the score, it was..
Yankees 1 - Rebels 0 / HALFTIME
There is a level of BS here. Slavery, African slavery in particular, began in 1621 in the Virginia Company.
Not sure. I'm neither Northern or Southern, but Western.
I think the field has changed since 1865. Either the line of scrimmage runs between East and West (Lib vs Con) or the Mason Dixon line is on the US-Mexico Border and we're all "Yankees" now.
I'm not sure, but I think he is refering to the concept of slavery in general.
Bite your tongue...
Slavery in the American colonies may have started in 1621, but slavery in the new world existed with the first Spanish colony. And the Arabs were enslaving blacks for hundreds of years before 1621, and kept the slave trade going long after slavery ended in the US.
One cute tidbit about the start of slavery in Virginia:
Virginia, Guide to The Old Dominion, WPA Writers' Program, Oxford University Press, NY, 1940, p. 378
"In 1650 there were only 300 negroes in Virginia, about one percent of the population. They weren't slaves any more than the approximately 4,000 white indentured servants working out their loans for passage money to Virginia, and who were granted 50 acres each when freed from their indentures, so they could raise their own tobacco.
Slavery was established in 1654 when Anthony Johnson, Northampton County, convinced the court that he was entitled to the lifetime services of John Casor, a negro. This was the first judicial approval of life servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
But who was Anthony Johnson, winner of this epoch-making decision? Anthony Johnson was a negro himself, one of the original 20 brought to Jamestown (1619) and 'sold' to the colonists. By 1623 he had earned his freedom and by 1651, was prosperous enough to import five 'servants' of his own, for which he received a grant of 250 acres as 'headrights.'
Anthony Johnson ought to be in a 'Book of Firsts.' As the most ambitious of the first 20, he could have been the first negro to set foot on Virginia soil. He was Virginia's first free negro and first to establish a negro community, first negro landowner, first negro slave owner and as the first, white or black, to secure slave status for a servant, he was actually the founder of slavery in Virginia. A remarkable man."
Is that what Sheets Byrd was talking about?
The slaves of today are worse off than the slaves of 1850. In 1850 their bodies were in chains but their minds were free. Today, their bodies may be free but their minds are in chains.
See my other post. Today's slaves are taxpayers.
Well said amigo.
Work for hire is a form of slavery. Not total slavery, but a sort of voluntary slavery to a generic master. Buy a house and car, leave your freedom at the gate. Fair trade.
Cleared out the orphanages and poorhouses. Some prisons, too. Progress, though, by 1841 it was illegal to beat your 'employees' in the New World.
Well where is the Republican Party strongest today? Proof of what they were up to ..... ;-)
Even if you are "slaving away" on your job, you took it freely, nobody made you, and you own the fruits of your labor (except for taxes-which is getting more slave like I agree) But still, when the confiscatory tax rates go up, so does the underground economy ;) and only in America
Perhaps it would help if members of the GOP would SUPPORT this President and our leaders rather than helping the left tear them down constantly.
I would hope we don't resort to attacking the same way the left does, as I detest their tactics. But it is no help when we carry the ball for them and repeat their lying attacks ourselves.
I take exception to the statement that slavery came to America with Europeans. There is ample evidence of slavery here prior to that point. And, before anyone pounces, I do have some Cherokee and Creek ancestry, so it's not as if I stand to gain anything from stating this. Facts are facts, and overly sentimental, positive stereotypes also tend to reinforce negative ones as well.
"The situation of enslaved Indians varied among the tribes. In many cases, enslaved captives were adopted into the tribes to replace warriors killed during a raid. Enslaved warriors sometimes endured mutilation or torture that could end in death as part of a grief ritual for relatives slain in battle. Some Indians cut off one foot of their captives to keep them from running away; others allowed enslaved captives to marry the widows of slain husbands. The Creek, for example, treated the children born of slaves and tribal members as full members of the tribe rather than as enslaved offspring. Some tribes held captives as hostages for payment. Other tribes practiced debt slavery or imposed slavery on tribal members who had committed crimes; but this status was only temporary as the enslaved worked off their obligations to the tribal society."
It's an odd sort of slavery where the slave sits on the porch all day and the master goes out to work.
They have always wanted to be "cool." But they are hopelessly uncool. Just look at the hairdos of Trent Lott and Tom DeLay - I rest my case. Secretly, they want to win the approval of democRATS to validate them. Like the Germans during WWII going out of their way to fawn over their Fuhrer - even though they knew he was wrong. Or wimpy kids on the school playground sucking up to the bully, who kicks their asses anyway.
I agree jos are taken "freely", but only in the same sense that welfare is taken "freely". Nobody forces me to work, but nobody forces the "slaves of NO" to take welfare either.
In either case, we are forced to do ~something! to survive in this world.
"But when given their freedom didn't know what to do or where to go, having been told what to do all their lives"
That scenario is at varying stages of relplaying itself in several other areas around the world right now (e.g. Zimbabwe right now, Venezuela just starting).
And in those cases, like w/ the original slaves of the US, it isn't that they were just lazy recipients before hand.
What kills me in particular about the NO situation is that these people will sit there in lawn chairs somewhere complaining about their situation all day long. Meanwhile some poor schmuck who still believes in working for a living will be out there in the hot sun shovelling sh|t to rebuild FOR them.
Why not just send them a couple truckloads of tools and materials and tell them "Here ya' go... Start reconstructing"?
Even if they don't have the requisite skills to build, couldn't they at least get off their @sses and help cleanup?
Its as thought that point never even comes up in public discussion. They can't all be "disabled".
Its just disgusting....
Medieval serfs never paid more than 10% of their earnings to their masters.>>>>>>>>>>
Reference please? I believe I was taught in school that it was one third, still lower than our total tax burden but a lot more than 10%. Of course it might be a little difficult to calculate the actual figure if we bear in mind that the serf received a house to live in as part of his share, whereas we have to pay enormous sums for a house and then pay property taxes to the master so that we can live in it.
This is where Habbit for Humanity (Jimmy Carter UGH!) could do some good... since they would be required to participate in the building of their home it might 1)teach a skill, 2) instill some pride, 3) get them off their rears.
True; more or less.. But then if you OWN a house/property how can it be TAXED, if YOU own it.. A tax in that case would be RENT.. paid to gov't.. Government is therefore renting you the house/property.. Socialism (in any form) is slavery by government.. SO also, are licenses, fees, and a whole range of permits paid to government.. Basically rent on government OWNED privileges..
Socialism is a more sophisticated serfdom.. When a "right" is made a privilege much is lost.. A total mystery to all Canadians, British, Germans and French; but then, Canadians and the others have never even had any "rights" at all, ever.. merely privileges..
We used to have rights here in the U.S... but we voted them all away.. and have become serfs.. And republicans(mostly) are totally unaware of it.. and democrats welcome serfdom.. Who's living in a dream world? and who's living in reality?.. The republican party is in extreme denial.. headed by very confused individuals.. both in the executive branch and in Congress whom appoint additional confused ones to the Bench..
But "the fault" lies with those that elected them.. "US".. A Civil War could raise this house and build another.. because the foundation was layed correctly.. Other than that we are maintaining a shack.. a money pit.. AND the money spent to maintain it is loseing value too..
Yo momma gonna' slap you into next week for talkin' like dat....